Fallen Texas Deputy Darren Goforth was laid to rest today.
Most of the attention has been focused on how horrific Black Lives Matter rhetoric may have inspired his murder.
However, theres something beautiful and sweet that came out of this tragedy that has the whole Internet talking today.
Goforths son was wearing a Captain America shirt at the funeral, and the reason why will bring a tear to your eye.
It did me.
The family of #DarrenGoforth enters Second Baptist Church before his service pic.twitter.com/65TwtcKyMJ
CodyChronPhotog (@CodyJDuty) September 4, 2015
Deputy Goforth & son had bought Cpt America shirts together, never got to wear them. Both wearing them today. #DeputyDarrenGoforth
Sally MacDonald (@SallyMacFox26) September 4, 2015
Oh man… The boy wore his Captain America shirt. Trying to be strong for his mom. https://t.co/8OPuvLW0sd
RB (@RBPundit) September 4, 2015
Blogger Michael Cantrell wrote a powerful message to this brave young man:
This precious young man had his father stolen from him by an ignorant, hate-filled, evil individual, and as a result will miss out on the joy of growing up with a strong male leader in his life.
I could spend the rest of this article unleashing my own anger, rage, and fury on the despicable human filth responsible for this, or I could take the rest of this piece and dedicate it to the honor of this brave little boy and his father who spent his life protecting the community they called home.
To the little Captain America, I say this:
While there are people in this world who are evil and wicked, who didnt appreciate the sacrifice your dad made on a daily basis to go out and protect innocent people from harm, just know there are far more of us out there who do support your dads work and legacy.
Things may seem hopeless and awful now, and its easy to give into anger and hate toward those who have wronged you, but remember what your dad stood for in life, and what that shield on your chest means too.
Its more than a logo, its a symbol that stands for the hero inside you, the same kind of hero your father was. Dont allow the hate and anger to strip you of all that is good and right. Strive to do the right thing regardless of how difficult it might be.
I have that same shield tattooed on my elbow.
Now every time I look at it, not only will I think of my favorite superhero, but Ill think of you and your dad too. Come to think of it, you and your dad might just be my new favorite superheroes.
Praying for you and your family.
[h/t YoungCons, Twitchy]